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TxDOT Announces 7th Port Aransas Ferry Art Contest
Contact: Rickey Dailey
Phone: (361) 808-2544
Date: Feb. 17, 2017

PORT ARANSAS — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today announced the start of its seventh annual contest to select artwork to be featured on the towers of ferry boats in its Port Aransas ferry system.

The contest is open to anyone and includes two categories – youth (age 18 and under) and adult (older than age 18). The deadline for submitting art work for the contest is 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 31, 2017. Winners will be selected soon thereafter. Entries must be formatted in the landscape/horizontal position to be considered.

Winning entries in the adult division will be reproduced on the towers of the 20-vehicle ferries. Winning entries in the youth division will be displayed on one of the 28-vehicle ferries.

The first art contest took place in the fall of 2010.

Entries should depict people, places, plants, animals, environment, scenes, settings, events or activities relevant to Port Aransas and TxDOT’s Port Aransas ferry system.

Contest guidelines can be found on the and Facebook.


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